Last Saturday we went to the We are Women March in Sacramento. Isaac's sign says, "My mom is a person and so is yours," and Margaret's says, "My body, my choice," which is a common mantra in our home. That and "his body, his choice, he doesn't want to wear his jacket right now," and "Isaac, Margaret doesn't want you touching her right now, her body, her choice." At the rally, one of my favorite signs was from a little girl, "Misogynists are Poopooheads."
We went to the park on May Day and the kids made baskets for Beltane and gathered flowers in them.
We also made peanut butter and jelly pinwheel cookies and the kids helped me measure and add ingredients and follow directions. These are easy: make peanut butter cookie dough, roll out like cinnamon rolls and spread jelly all over the rolled out rectangle. Curl up the dough (like cinnamon rolls), refrigerate for 6+ hours and then slice up and cook like cookies.
We also took a trip to the dentist. Here is Margaret posing in the waiting room.
On the way home from the parks this week, I listened to Margaret count up as high as she could. She would get to 67, 68, 69 and then go back to 30, 31, 32. Because she seemed to really enjoy counting, we made a hundreds chart. I made up the boxes and told her we would count all the boxes. She said the numbers as I wrote them in the boxes. All the multiples of 10 are in blue. She learned more clearly that there is a number between 12 and 14 (she tended to forget 13!) and also the difference between "50" and "15." We're going to keep the chart up because she likes to look at it and point and count.
And this morning the kids went to a party and got to practice some hand/eye coordination.